From Steve McHugh, the bestselling author of The Hellequin Chronicles, comes a new urban fantasy series packed with mystery, action, and, above all, magic. Layla Cassidy has always wanted a normal life, and the chance to put her father's brutal legacy behind her. And in her final year of university she's finally found it. Or so she thinks. But when Layla accidentally activates an ancient scroll, she is bestowed with an incredible, inhuman power. She plunges into a dangerous new world, full of mythical creatures and menace-all while a group of fanatics will stop at nothing to turn her abilities to their cause. To protect those she loves most, Layla must take control of her new powers.before they destroy her. All is not yet lost-there is a light shining, but Layla must survive long enough to see it.
by Steve McHugh
by Marion Zimmer Bradley
"This spin-off from the Hellequin Chronicles and the start of the new Avalon Chronicles features Layla as the feisty protagonist. Narrator Elizabeth Knowelden introduces Layla as a self-reliant woman who can protect herself in all sorts of situations but still has a vulnerable side. Ogres, demons, and werewolves don't faze Knowelden, just to mention a few of the nonhumans who populate the adventure. Much of the plot moves at a fast pace. Knowelden is adept at building suspense and then releasing a bit of the tension, only to have even more intense challenges present themselves, which she delivers accordingly. This is a classic tale of good versus evil. J.E.M. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"
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